Bruins winger Gregory Campbell was praised by his teammates for a gusty effort midway through the second period of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.
Campbell blocked a slapshot by the Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin, and according to one report may have suffered a broken right leg. Nonetheless, with his team shorthanded, Campbell stayed on the ice and did what he could to help defend.
The Bruins killed the penalty, and Campbell limped off the ice and straight to the dressing room, but the crowd acknowledged his performance by chanting his name. His teammates also sang his praises after they went on to a 2-1 double-overtime victory.
“I think the fact he stayed up, finished his shift, and made it to the bench speaks volumes about how strong he is and willing to battle,” said teammate Chris Kelly.
“We tried to rally around him,” Bruins center Patrice Bergeron said. “We tried to do it for him. He’s a big player, on and off the ice.”